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Mrs. Sowe from McKinney TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing Minds With Literacy

My students need 18 books to help build our classroom library in our classroom. My students enjoy reading books in my class and I want to encourage my students to continue to read.

  • $457 goal

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My Students

As a teacher in a community faced with high poverty and socioeconomic difficulties, my students are faced with a variety of challenges each day both in and out of the classroom. Despite the challenges, my students are curious and filled with imagination, open hearts, and minds. Our school is Title I, which supports free breakfast and lunch provided to students at the school. I must make their school experience meaningful.

I aim to provide my students with creative and positive learning experiences that will foster their curiosity.

It is my job as an educator to allow their curiosity to expand and their skills to develop and grow while keeping them inspired to learn.

My Project

The materials and supplies that I am requesting for my students will help each of my students build their reading comprehension and encourage reading. My school is a title one school which means many of my students do not have the resources to buy their own personal books to read at home. My students will be allowed to check them out from our classroom and take the books home to read. The stools I am requesting will be used for flexible seating in the library area of our classroom. My students enjoy reading around my classroom, the stools will help my students get comfortable when reading a book.

I will use the materials on my listen to encourage the importance of reading and promote creativity when reading a book.

The quote I posted in my classroom to promote reading is, "A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies...The man who never reads lives only one." (George R.R. Martin).

Mrs. Sowe
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 38 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books (Books 1-10) • Amazon Business $91.31 1 $91.31
I Funny Boxed Set • Amazon Business $29.39 2 $58.78
Pearington BW-002 BW-001 16 Gauge Steel Classroom Seating and Multi Purpose Stools • Amazon Business $53.59 1 $53.59
Middle School Box Set • Amazon Business $31.42 1 $31.42
Supergifted • Amazon Business $11.61 1 $11.61
I Funny TV: A Middle School Story • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
I Even Funnier: A Middle School Story (I Funny) • Amazon Business $10.09 1 $10.09
Laugh Out Loud • Amazon Business $9.92 1 $9.92
I Funny: School of Laughs • Amazon Business $9.61 1 $9.61
I Funny: School of Laughs • Amazon Business $9.61 1 $9.61
I Funny: A Middle School Story • Amazon Business $9.55 1 $9.55
Jacky Ha-Ha: My Life Is a Joke • Amazon Business $9.27 1 $9.27
Wish • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Jacky Ha-Ha • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Ungifted • Amazon Business $7.51 1 $7.51
Small as an Elephant • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Restart • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29

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